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Understanding Hazardous Combustion Byproducts Reduces Factors Impacting Climate Change

By Micheal Padilla Researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility are developing the understanding necessary to build cleaner combustion technologies that will in turn reduce climate impact. Their work focuses on understanding the oxidation chemistry of organic carbon species critical to many processes including controlling emissions of toxic combustion byproducts to reduce climate change brought on [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|CRF, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Understanding Hazardous Combustion Byproducts Reduces Factors Impacting Climate Change

Jackie Chen to give keynote address at ISC High performance conference in Germany

By Michael Padilla Jackie Chen, distinguished member of technical staff at the Combustion Research Facility, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The keynote session will highlight contributions from female researchers and scientists in advancing the field of computational science. Jackie will [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|CRF, News, Transportation Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sandia chemists discover new pathway in mechanism of soot formation

Written by Michael Padilla, Sandia National Laboratories Chemists at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility have discovered a new mechanism leading to soot formation, providing new facts to make models of soot formation more predictive, furthering DOE’s goal of reducing soot formation in practical combustion devices. “This work is important because it shows how the process of [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|CRF, News, News & Events|0 Comments

Sandia’s Katrina Groth and Ethan Hecht win inaugural Robert Schefer Best Paper award

Sandia’s Katrina Groth and Ethan Hecht win inaugural Robert Schefer Best Paper award In October, Sandia National Laboratories scientists Katrina Groth and Ethan Hecht were recognized at the IA-HySafe International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) with the inaugural Robert Schefer Best Paper award. The award honors the late Robert Schefer, formerly a researcher at Sandia’s [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|CRF, News, News & Events|0 Comments

CRF Experiment Confirms Accepted Oxidation Scheme of Proposed Diesel Alternative: Dimethyl Ether

Combustion Research Facility (CRF) researchers Kai Moshammer, Ahren Jasper, Arnas Lucassen, Arkke Eskola, Craig Taatjes, and Nils Hansen (all in Sandia’s Combustion Chemistry Dept.) as part of an international collaboration reported, in Journal of Physical Chemistry A, detecting and identifying previously undiscovered partially oxidized intermediates. This work provides experimental confirmation of the generally accepted dimethyl [...]

Sandia-Developed LED Pulser Delivers Laser-Like Performance at Fraction of the Cost

The high-brightness, rapidly pulsed, multicolor light-emitting diode (LED) driver delivers lighting performance that exceeds that of conventional (laser/arc-light) sources for scientific, industrial, or commercial uses at a fraction of the cost. “I had the idea a few years ago to see if high-powered multicolored LEDs could be pulsed rapidly by an electronic circuit to produce [...]

Sandia Researchers Win Best Paper Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Researchers Joe Oefelein and Guilhem Lacaze (both in Sandia’s Reacting Flow Research Dept.) won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA’s) best paper award for their work on scramjet engine simulations. The paper, “A Priori Analysis of Flamelet-Based Modeling for a Dual-Mode Scramjet Combustor,” was a collaboration with Jesse Quinlan and James McDaniel (Univ. [...]

CRF Researchers Are Source for 2015 QTR Sidebar Content

On September 10th, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR 2015), which examines the most promising research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) opportunities across energy technologies to effectively address the nation’s energy needs. Specifically, this analysis identifies the important technology RDD&D opportunities across energy supply and end-use in working toward a [...]

Sandia Paper Wins Recognition by the Transportation Research Board

From farthest to closest: Nissan Leaf, Smart ED, and Mitsubishi i-MiEV highway-capable electric cars. (photo credit: Plug'n Drive, Creative Commons 2.0) The paper, “The implications of modeling range and infrastructure barriers to battery electric vehicle adoption,” authored by Garrett Barter (no longer at Sandia, but formerly in our Systems Research & Analysis II [...]

Cummins Executives Visit Combustion Research Facility

CRF researcher Jeff Koplow, right, explains the Sandia Cooler to Cummins President and CEO Tom Linebarger, on left, and Vice President and CTO John Wall, middle. The pair learned about many Sandia innovations on their visit to the CRF. (Photo by Dino Vournas) Tom Linebarger, Cummins Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and John [...]